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Post here if you have an RG-ART.
Post here if you know someone who has an RG-ART
Post here if you know of an RG-ART in a store.

HOW TO PROPERLY POST IN THIS THREAD
  • no discussion welcome in this thread
  • no debate about these guitars
  • Copy and paste the template below:

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RG-ART Found!
  • Serial Number(s) (if known):
  • Location :
  • Guitar Store Name (if applicable):
  • Original Owner (if known):
  • Current Owner (if known):
  • Photo (optional):
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There is some disagreement over how these should be registered. Serial numbers are great but also unrealistic since only a fraction of "sold" items are ever "registered". Hoshino/Chesbro USA could CARE LESS about the totals imported/sold as of this edit, and have NOT provided sales figures.

Confirmed Master List (in serial # order)
(see edit date below for last update)
  • F9700600 & 97074 - Arkady from Russia
  • F9714454 & 970392 - Kevan
  • F9714455 & 970391 - German ebay 5/2003 now with Captain Ron
  • F9714463 & 970397 - dinos2104 in Holland
  • F9714464 & 970398 - Paul Warren 2/2004 from BDuersch
  • F9714467 & 970400 - Richard Crane Sold on Jemsiteforum
  • F9723869 & 970529 - Guitar Hanger traded to Rich Harris (9/2002)
  • F9723870 & 970530 - Ebay 5/17/02 Max from Manchester, UK
  • F9723876 & 970536 - artaddict purchased from Kees Dee Gitaren Netherlands
  • F9723880 & 970541 - Martin Behr's
  • F9723883 & 970544 - Green Audio Musik (Germany) sold it
  • F9723885 & 970546 - Trapzilla (Shawn), Mark DY now fishhead785
  • F9723890 & 970551 - Spiff (Lasse Olsen) in Bergen, Norway
  • F9738846 & 970862 - JC's Guitars forsale
  • F9738849 & 970865 - webmaster of jameslabrie.com, Rob
  • F9738852 & 970868 - Ebay 12/12/01 midnightmusic - Pittsburgh,PA.
  • F9738854 & 970870 - German Schauss
  • F9744174 & 971035 - Original Owner: Paul Wymbs (deceased), second owner: Don Weed/ MrSticky. Current Owner 2004: Alexander Kochetkov in Vancouver, Canada
  • F9749146 & none - bubbatan from Ebay Australia (9/27/2002)
  • F9749147 & none - Spiral Acid's local store in Singapore
  • F9749148 & none - Scott B.'s purchased new from SLC Muzik in W. Malaysia.
  • F9749151 & none - Gresh
  • F9749153 & none - cocobig
Count = 23

RG-ARTs spotted with no serial numbers documented yet
(see edit date below for last update)

  • ART - Spotted in Denver - with EMGs
  • ART - Holger S. of Toxic Brainfood.
  • ART - spiro mentions for sale in AU, spotted 3 months ago
  • ART - Christopher Chen saw them in Singapore(2), HongKong (1) and Tokyo (2)
Count = 4-8
 

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there's one here I'm not sure if that's the format we're supposed to post them in, cos it's a link to a store/reseller...? So do the editting thing on it when you see it.

It's at JC's guitars.
 

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I've seen 2 here in Singapore, maybe more, maybe 3 including the one Spiral saw, but then again it could be the same guitar...

I know there's one in Hong Kong as well.

And I've seen 2 in the same store which I got my jem90ham from in Tokyo.

Chris.
 

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But of course ;) I have the CURRENT total, if you include Kev's, the one still new for sale at Green Audio in Germany (just got pics this morning, not a good flame), and one I know still in an Asian warehouse.... 12. Hey we're done, we've found them all!!! :sarcasm: And it only took 1 day!

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RG-ART Found!
•Serial Number(s): F9714454 and 970392
•Location: Long Beach, NY
•Current Owner (optional): Kevan
•Photo (optional): Available upon request, or visit the Jemfest.com galleries.

(Edited by jemsite at 10:32 pm on Dec. 3, 2001)
 

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As previously discussed by email, the best way to track these are the ones that were seen NEW for sale in stores worldwide. So far this only excludes 2 which is the one with the EMG's and the one currently at JC's.So, anybody from Southeast Asis, Australia, NZ, Canada, England, France, Netherlands region, South America, spot one new for sale at anytime since 97'? Drum City also had at least 1 new, could be the one now fitted with EMG's. Getting serial #'s of a guitar seen in Japan in a store 2 years ago is NOT feasible.
 

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Hmm...I spoke with Jason at Drum City a couple of weeks ago when I took my ART for him to see.  He said it was the first one he'd actually seen, and that he'd tried to get one from Ibanez, but was never able to.  
 

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It doesn't matter if the S/N is on one in a store or one in a house.
A serial number counts as ONE guitar.
A serial number will allow for tracking of the guitar.

If you see one in the store, ask for the S/N.  Post it here.
If your friend has one, but isn't online, ask for the S/N.  Post it here.
Thanks.
 

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Kevan has a good point, and to get a true # getting the serial # is a bottom line aproach, just not feasible. Sightings of them for sale when still NEW though is. If the history of the used ones are known (ie, The Guitar Galley one) then that works also. Not trying to overcomplicate, but am trying to get as accurate a count as possible. Of course there were more NEW in the US than 3 originally.
 

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Chris, noted, none for Drum City.

Kev, one spoted in Ikebe 2 years ago is not realistic to get a serial # for!! Your research should be complete, but for purposes of a quick count (since this forum thread isn't going to be around for 6 years till the serial #'s can be tracked down...) ORIGINATION of purchase, = 1 guitar (or 2 if seen) per store! Same result, differnt formula.
 

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RG-ART Serial #F9749151

Owner: Chris Childress
           Denver, CO

Originally purchased at Guitar Gallery in Orlando, FL (DisneyWorld).  

Price Paid originally:  $2699.00
 

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gentlemen,

just trying to help us all reach the same conclusion.  My posts on this thread are not to confuse or upstage anyone.  I'm trying to help keep track.  If we share the information we have with one another, we will get a much more accurate quantity, than if we all search alone.  So is it safe to say my list from my earlier post can now be expanded?


1. ART - Kevan's
2. ART - vaijem777's
3. ART - vaijem777's friend - with EMGs
4. ART - one on ebay Germany - who won't ship to USA!
4. ART - bduersch's
5. ART - JC's for sale
6. ART - Rich mentions for sale in Asia
7. ART - guitarist for Toxic Brainfood

I'm saying these are all seperate guitars...that we KNOW these are not duplicates.

Anyone else adding to my list?


later,
Chris
 

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sure
8. the one Green Audio still has new in Germany
9, 10, 11, 12, 13 all the ones Chris spoted in Asia
(but of course this is keeping track my way with new instore sightings, so subtract all yours above) ;)
 

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Getting the serial number is the ONLY way to do this properly (how many times do I have to say this?).
You're just buying trouble with incorrect numbers/confusion by letting anything aside from s/n's to get posted here.
You can do it right (from it's inception), or you can do it half-assed (and clean it up down the road).
Your call.

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